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1. uphold

verb. ['əpˈhoʊld'] keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last.

Synonyms

  • go along
  • persevere
  • hold on
  • restart
  • keep up
  • sustain
  • bear on
  • prolong
  • go on
  • keep
  • mummify
  • persist
  • go forward
  • hold
  • hang on
  • resume
  • maintain
  • proceed
  • perpetuate
  • preserve
  • hang in
  • continue
  • carry on

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • deny
  • stifle
  • shorten

Etymology

  • upholden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Uphold

  • uncontrolled
  • decontrolled
  • undersold
  • controlled
  • withhold
  • patrolled
  • oversold
  • fourfold
  • foretold
  • extolled
  • consoled
  • untold
  • unsold
  • unfold
  • twofold
  • strolled
  • resold
  • remold
  • outsold
  • machold
  • enrolled
  • enfold
  • cajoled
  • behold
  • scold
  • paroled
  • ahold
  • wold
  • vold
  • tolled

Example sentences of the word uphold


1. Verb, base form
As long as his will meets the legal requirements in his state, the court will uphold it.

2. Verb, past tense
These representatives uphold the state's Constitution, and vote on changes to the Constitution when amendments are needed.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Employers must take care to make sure that they uphold child support laws in distribution of wages or severance.

4. Noun, singular or mass
What kind of ethics does the school uphold?

2. uphold

verb. ['əpˈhoʊld'] stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals.

Synonyms

  • defend
  • support

Antonyms

  • recede
  • refrain
  • lose

Etymology

  • upholden (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. uphold

verb. ['əpˈhoʊld'] support against an opponent.

Synonyms

  • maintain
  • confirm
  • vindicate
  • reassert

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • let go of
  • invalidate
  • negate

Etymology

  • upholden (Middle English (1100-1500))
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